Category: Getting Help For Myself

How do you know when you need medical detox or when you can detox at home? Take a look at some of the withdrawal symptoms and learn which detoxes are the most dangerous.

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Serious health risks can arise when heroin is discontinued abruptly. Before you decide to stop using drugs or alcohol on your own it is important to consider the health risks. Seeking professional medical care is often considered best practice. Generally due to the standards, supervision, and protocols put in place to keep individuals safe in treatment most families agree.

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Telling Your Loved One You Need Addiction Help   How do you tell a loved one you’re an addict? That can be challenging when a life of addiction is often a life of isolation and deceit. Addicts will typically try to keep their addiction a secret from the ones they care about the most.  Verify Your

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There’s a very fine line between drug use and drug addiction. This line becomes even thinner with particularly addicting and powerful drugs like heroin. A lot of addicts start as casual drug users and don’t realize they are addicts until it’s too late. Let’s take a look at five of the warning signs that make

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Rehab Centers Help Avoid Drug Relapse It takes great courage to make a commitment to quitting an addiction. Those with the bravery to enter an addiction treatment center are taking the first step towards bettering their lives. However, when a decision is made to get sober, the fear of drug relapse will almost certainly creep

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Shame, reprimands and general fear of the unknown force some suffering from addiction to never come clean about their struggles. Others accept the likelihood of negative ramifications and still approach family, friends and loved ones for help. It’s not an easy decision to make; nor is it a painless conversation to have. However, the outcome

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Millions of Americans struggle with drug addictions. While it’s widely understood that addiction is an epidemic in America, it doesn’t lessen the shock when addiction hits a family member or friend close to you. If you have noticed that someone in your life is showing signs of symptom abuse, it’s important that you take the

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Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Alcoholism, also commonly referred to as alcohol dependence or alcohol use disorder, is a chronic condition that can last for years or can be a lifelong battle in many cases. A dependence on alcohol is often defined by many in the medical and social science field as a chronic disease characterized by

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Addiction doesn’t take time off. Just because you’re at work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. doesn’t mean the urge to use only rears its head once you clock out for the day. It’s fortunate then that companies facing this harsh reality can turn to the federal Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for help with getting

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Is It Time to Go to Drug Rehab? Making the decision to receive treatment at a drug rehab center can be tough and scary. The reality is that it’s ultimately a decision that people put off for too long- often until it is too late. Are you on the fence about getting help for addiction

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